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Heavy Las Vegas Valley Labor Day Traffic Expected Aug. 30-Sept. 2

Post Date:08/27/2019 3:54 PM

LAS VEGAS, NEV. –The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) anticipates heavy Labor Day holiday traffic from Friday, August 30 through Tuesday, September 2, in southern Nevada. Over 300,000 visitors are expected in the Las Vegas valley during the holiday weekend, with at least 60 percent driving, according to historical data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). It means nearly 200,000 additional motorists on local roadways. Southern Nevada, as it stands, already sees about 104,000 vehicles daily along its major highways.

“We anticipate heavy traffic during the holiday weekend, especially along Interstate 15 and the resort corridor,” said NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “Accordingly, motorists should budget additional travel time while remaining alert to impaired drivers.

Heavy traffic, in part, can be attributed to national Labor Day average gas prices being their lowest in nearly three years, reports AAA.

“As it stands, the heaviest travel day is expected on Monday, September 2, with return traffic heading home along southbound Interstate 15,” Illia said.

Motorists should use caution while travelling through the work zone, heed construction signage, and take alternate detour routes, if possible. NDOT works with Waze to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but unscheduled construction changes, closures and restrictions are possible due to weather or other factors. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.

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